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We are a family run cookery school, set in the tranquil farmlands of East Lothian. We offer culinary experiences, courses and classes using local Scottish produce.

Cookery Classes


 Public & private adult classes offer an opportunity to gain inspiration in the kitchen with your friends and family. We offer exceptional classes and memorable events using the best local ingredients. Classes are run from a variety of outstanding local venues.


Kids & student

Kids and teen classes offer a safe, fun space to develop key life skills. Our classes educate around the importance of using local produce and cooking from scratch. Students gain a culinary foundation that impacts all aspects of their learning  and professional years.



We specialise in online and in person corporate experiences. We offer idyllic settings for away days and retreats in East Lothian and Edinburgh. Our online classes and packages can be accessed from anywhere in the world.



Yarrow Cookery was established in 2020 by Richard and Sophia. The couple welcomed their first baby, Lyra Jean, in 2021. Richard and Sophia share a love of teaching and an eye for detail, which make their events stand out. 


Their founding ethos is to share the joy of food and culinary education, using local and sustainable, East Lothian produce. 

Richard studied at both The Orchard and Ballymaloe cookery schools', going on to train in a variety of kitchens and restaurants. His charisma and kindness make him an excellent chef and teacher. Richard is particularly passionate about child education, where he hopes to make an impact on developing key life skills.

Sophia's background in wellness enables her to bring an enchanted feel to catering events and classes. Sophia looks after all the online, marketing and behind the scenes elements of Yarrow Cookery.


Together Richard and Sophia combine their skills seamlessly, creating very special outcomes. The couple are both ambassadors for the mental and physical health benefits that have been proven when cooking from scratch and sharing meals. Their clients can feel confident and relaxed when working or learning with this dynamic duo. 

We had a fabulous day yesterday learning to cook Thai food with @yarrowcook out in East Lothian. It was such a lovely day, so nice to do something totally different, learn some new skills AND get to eat the results!

Elaine Mcleod

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